pitch shot

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Noun1.pitch shot - a high approach shot in golfpitch shot - a high approach shot in golf  
approach shot, approach - a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green; "he lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green"
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As we approach the pitch shot many golfers start to get tense and try to control the ball too much, which in general leads to an unnatural and rigid golf swing.
The pitch shot Julianne hit to a couple feet on 10, our first playoff hole, was pretty incredible," said Kim, one of four returning players from Stanford's 2015 title team, who won the final three holes in regulation to get her match with Alvarez all square.
Tiger Woods strolled up to his second shot at the short par-four third hole and routinely hit a 35-yard pitch shot at the pin that finished about eight feet from the cup to cheers at Augusta National.
Then, a stock pitch shot from short of the green barely reached the putting surface, and he two-putted from 40 feet for double bogey.
I was feeling the pressure on it, just because it was an odd thing just going out there and hitting a pitch shot and a putt.
Noh might have claimed his maiden victory to a fortunate pitch shot on the 13th when his efforts from 81 feet struck the flag full on and the ball fell to just three feet away before he made a crucial birdie, CNN reported.
He said: "The pitch shot on 16 came in a little left to right and I just thought, 'I just want to get this inside a couple of feet and walk off the green'.
Johnson won the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge in spectacular fashion in December, holing a pitch shot for par on the 72nd to force a play-off with world No.
Fleck's win was particularly galling for Hogan, as Fleck got up and down with a pitch shot short of the 18th green and a 7-foot putt to tie Hogan after TV had already declared Hogan the winner, and then Hogan chopped broccoli in the rough on the final hole of the 18-hole playoff to lose by three shots.
I got off to a great start with a birdie at the first and holing a pitch shot for eagle always helps.
Ryu was on the right side of the fairway, and her pitch shot up two tiers didn't quite clear the last ridge and rolled off the green.
From an incredibly difficult spot near the side of the green, he cheekily threaded a pitch shot between two bunkers so that it would roll to within inches of the flag.